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Best engine temp to check oil level?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3_TOBES, Apr 6, 2006.

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    [Apr 6, 2006]
    Quick question, what is the best temp to check your oil level to give you the most accurate reading?

    cheers
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    I always check my levels cold. You could check engine oil hot but wait at least 2-3 mins for all the oil to return to the sump. It doesn't matter what temp you check it TBH.

    Coolant on the other hand - Always COLD as checking hot will give a false (too high) reading.

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    I've found the dip-stick very hit and miss.

    The two different sides of it tend to give different readings (one side has a circle, one side is all hashes) and the readings seem to vary according to which way round you replace the dip-stick!

    I check the level often because mine leaks oil!
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    I don't think I've ever had to check the dipstick in my car.

    I drive around 1500 miles,the oil warning light comes on,I chuck in a litre....

    Quite thoughtful of Audi really.
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    There'll be dispensing oil at the pumps on the forecourt for you soon Bowfer!

    At least you can get the oil filler cap open, unlike the fuel filler flap! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    There'll be dispensing oil at the pumps on the forecourt for you soon Bowfer!

    At least you can get the oil filler cap open, unlike the fuel filler flap! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    Yeah,it takes the phrase 'oil burner' a wee bit too literally.

    I thought Saab made the last two-stroke car.
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